2018 NFL Mock Draft: Evaluating New York Jets weekly mock 6.0

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Round Two: Jamarco Jones, T, Ohio State

So the Jets decide to go with the offensive line with their second pick of the round:

"Whoever the New York Jets bring in to play quarterback, they’ll need to protect him. If we’re being honest, all five of Gang Green’s starting offensive linemen from 2017 could be replaced. Thanks to their contracts, Kelvin Beachum, Brian Winters, and James Carpenter will likely all return in 2018, but the Jets need to add talent in the trenches."

I don’t necessarily agree that they should blow up the entire line but the point is well taken. However they do need an improvement. Brandon Shell and Brian Winters will get every chance to step up and stay in their respective positions. They need a new center and they need a new blind side protector. The offensive line does need a lot of help. They couldn’t run the ball or protect the quarterback in 2017, other than that they were fine.

Lance Zierlein compares him to Michael Oher, who made a career out of playing left tackle which is a good sign.

There is a lot to like with Jones. He is a strong guy that plays through his opponent. However, his bend isn’t great. He shows on the tape that if caught in an awkward bend an opponent can move him off of his spot. Zierlein indicates in his profile that he could have a bit more edge to his game, which makes sense. You need type A personalities on the offensive line whenever possible.

This is another pick that one could not argue. The Jets need help at this position and Jones would help even if he starts out as a depth chart player. As I mentioned on the previous slide, I simply would have switched the positions, going offensive line with the first pick of the round and cornerback with the second.